45 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
19 Nov 2019 description
report GEOGLAM

Highlights

• Planting of the 2019/20 main season cereal crop started in mid-October in Southern Africa and rainfall from October through mid-November has been below-average across a number of areas (Figure 1).

• Seasonal rainfall normally spans from October to March across the region with December to February (DJF) rainfall being key for crop establishment and development.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall

  • Most parts of the county received moderate to heavy downpours of rains during the month under review.

Vegetation condition:

  • The county is experiencing above normal vegetation greenness as depicted by the vegetation condition index (VCI)

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County registered early onset of short rains. The rains were above normal and evenly distributed across all livelihood zones.

  • The county vegetation greenness condition was above the normal range (3 Months VCI 39.08).
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Weeding was ongoing in the highlands and lowlands.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall: Onset of the short rains was early. Moyale and Saku sub-counties received above normal rains whereas Laisamis and North Horr subcounties received near normal rains which were poorly distributed.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall.

Most parts of the county experienced above average rainfall during the month of October 2019. The start of the seasonal rains (onset) was slightly earlier than expected. The rainfall was characterized by heavy storms that led to floods especially Wajir North,Except Wajir West and Parts of Wajir South experienced below Normal rainfall.

Vegetation condition:

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Onset was timely in the first dekad of the month.

  • Moderate vegetation greenness prevailed except for East with severe vegetation deficit despite the rains.

  • Considerable recharge of both surface and underground water sources.

Socio Economic Indicators Details

  • Trekking distances to water points for both households and livestock decreased following the off season showers.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The short rains onset was timely with enhanced rainfall whose temporal distribution was 10-12 days and well spatially distributed being received in the county. The cumulative rainfall for the six month period (May to October) accounted for 165 percent of the normal rainfall.

  • Vegetation condition improved significantly as evidenced by the VCI-3month value of 53 depicting above normal vegetation greenness across all sub counties.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall Onset was on the 2nd week of October. Weather condition was wet and cold. Recharge of water sources was over 100% with floods been witnessed in selective areas which affected transport and swept away irrigated crops in Kamanyaki along River Tana banks.

15 Nov 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received sufficient rainfall across all livelihood zones. The temporal and spatial distribution was good and even respectively.

  • The vegetation index recorded was above normal range, with a stable trend across the livelihoods as demonstrated by the stability in the Vegetation Condition Index. All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation conditions. Forage condition is good.

11 Nov 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

SITUATION

Kenya has experienced heavy rains in the recent months across the country, affecting over 144,000 people in 25 counties.

09 Nov 2019 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began on Saturday airlifting Government of Kenya relief food and supplies to areas cut off by widespread flooding.

In response to a formal request by the Government, WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to families in parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River counties.

08 Nov 2019 description
  • Ongoing heavy rain triggered floods and landslides across several parts of Kenya, resulting in 48 fatalities, following the UN OCHA's latest report.
  • More than 144,000 people across 25 counties have been affected by severe weather events, including landslides and flash floods, while at least 17,000 people have been displaced. Severe damage to key infrastructure has isolated several areas, hampering humanitarian assistance.
  • Shortages of food, drinking water, and medical supplies have resulted in an outbreak of water-borne diseases in several areas.
07 Nov 2019 description

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

07 Nov 2019 description

CAR

Severe flooding caused large displacement in the Central African Republic. On 25 October, the government declared a state of emergency and appealed for external support. Needs assessments are still ongoing.

The government stated that over 20,000 people have been displaced across the country and an additional 8,000 people have been displaced in the capital Bangui. According to media reports, over 45,000 people could be displaced...

Read more about CAR

07 Nov 2019 description
report Oxfam
file preview
Arabic version

Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now

More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981.

05 Nov 2019 description

On 30 October, the European Commission provided €3 million in humanitarian assistance, allocated as follows: €1.5 million for South Sudan, €850,000 for Somalia, €500,000 for Ethiopia, €150,000 for Kenya

05 Nov 2019 description
map UNOSAT

STATUS: LIMITED TO NO SATELLITE-DETECTED WATERS IDENTIFIED IN CITIES

FURTHER ACTION(S): CONTINUE MONITORING

04 Nov 2019 description
map UNOSAT

STATUS: LIMITED TO NO SATELLITE-DETECTED WATERS IDENTIFIED IN CITIES

FURTHER ACTION(S): CONTINUE MONITORING